Navigating the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is never easy—it is a life-changing event that may lead to a range of emotions and questions. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this figure is steadily growing. Understanding the disease and where to find resources can be the first step to navigating the challenges ahead.
Tune in to our latest My Care Advisors episode to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease (AD), signs and symptoms, treatment approaches and caregiver resources.
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Listen in as Kinsey McManus, Programs Director for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter, shares insight.
Kinsey McManus is the Programs Director for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter. She oversees care and support services for people living with dementia and their loved ones across Arizona and southern Nevada. Over the past 20 years, she has had the privilege to work in a variety of healthcare settings from California to Massachusetts providing community education, individual and family counseling, healthcare advocacy, and vocational services for adults with disabilities. Kinsey received her M.A. in Psychology from Boston University and her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University. She is a passionate advocate for involving families in healthcare and brings her knowledge as a family caregiver, clinician, and researcher to her current work.
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